Articles by: Julie Lepp
Is a long, long, long time team member at White Oaks and managing editor. She is an expert at nothing but has an opinion on everything, which she is happy to offer for entertainment purposes only. Please don't take anything she says all that seriously. Seriously.

by / on September 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm / in CONFERENCE

Corporate Holiday Event Tips

  Want to be the corporate “hostess with the mostest” this season? We asked our ever amazing, ever efficient Director of Conference Services, Traci Luongo for her top 10 tips to make sure your Christmas or holiday event is the best it can be. As usual Ms. Luongo does not disappoint and exceeds our expectations with 11 tips! Read on [...]

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by / on June 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm / in DINING, HOTEL, INSPIRE

Buzzing About Our Bees

  The bees have arrived! After quite extensive research by our Executive Chef Michael Price, our Chef in Residence, Kyle Paton and our Green Team, we have proceeded with the purchase of four hives of Canadian Honeybees for our property. Our team at White Oaks believes it is very important to support our Niagara community, our local agricultural industries and [...]

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by / on January 26, 2016 at 10:50 am / in SPA

Niagara’s Top Spa

  Spas of America has released their Top 100 Spas of 2015 and from over 500 Spas in the association from all throughout the Americas, The Spa at White Oaks ranked #7 overall. Even more impressive are the Canadian rankings of #1 Spa in Niagara, #2 in all of Ontario and #3 in all of Canada. Spa Director, Jennifer Hipwell [...]

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by / on June 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm / in DINING, HOTEL

Niagara Wine Tours Made Easy

The cool thing about our wine region in Niagara is the sheer variety of winery experiences available to visitors and guests. In one day a person can tour a well established estate winery right through to the smallest start-up doing tastings in the barn… or their kitchen! Each winery works hard to provide really unique guest experiences from concerts, food [...]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm / in INSPIRE

Christmas Mall Basics

The MALL – a scary, stressful place, especially in December. But there’s something about crowds, moonlight madness nights, decorations, and the thrill of the hunt I enjoy. Sure…I could shop from the comfort of home, but I like to sit in the food court, savouring my bean burrito and Diet Coke, crossing gifts and/or people off my list – DONE. [...]

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by / on August 12, 2013 at 10:36 am / in HOTEL

Luck be a Lady Tonight

I recently spent the afternoon at the Shaw Festival Theatre enjoying their musical production of Guys and Dolls.  The program describes the story as follows: “In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and bobby-soxers.  Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs [...]

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by / on January 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm / in HOTEL

Clean the World

Do you ever wonder what becomes of the soap and shampoo you leave behind in a hotel? Those lovely pre-wrapped packages that are set up so nice for just your use, are discarded when you check out. Tons of garbage heading nowhere! We recently joined the Clean the World program here at White Oaks Resort, which to be honest, I [...]

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm / in HOTEL

Live Like A Rock Star

A few of our team members here at White Oaks have been lucky enough to enjoy holidays with resorts offering Butler Service. We’ve all raved about what an amazing treat it was upon our return and we started to seriously consider how to incorporate Butler service at White Oaks. What would that look like? How would that be different? How [...]

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in HOTEL

Shaw Fest Best

Ragtime is playing at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara on the Lake this year and as White Oaks Resort is one of their tourism partners, I was lucky enough to get an invite to their Tourism Night! I love musicals of any kind, being a former music student, back in my youth…way back, I might add. Yes, way, way [...]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 am / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

WO Magazine – Behind the Scenes

Putting together the WO Magazine for the fitness club is always a learning experience for our team. I wanted to share some of the more interesting things we learned this edition (Spring 2012) that were too weird, irrelevant or idiotic to make it into the actual pages of the magazine. So check this out…you know how chef’s do this great [...]

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